"ANIMATING" THE CONSERVATIVE WING: BILL O'REILLY AND SARAH PALIN BIO COMIC HITS SHELVES FEB 16!
When they speak, their words motivate hundreds of thousands of conservatives across the United States. Those same words seem to enrage those left of center of the political spectrum. Love them or hate them, Bill Oâ€™Reilly and Sarah Palin are shaping the political landscape and are also featured in two new biography comic books released by Bluewater Productions this week.
"Female Force: Sarah Palin-Act II" and "Political Power: Bill Oâ€™Reilly" are scheduled to hit newsstands, comic book stores and online venues on Wednesday, February 16.
According to Bluewater, the Palin title is a sequel to the successful biography comic published in 2008. It picks up the story where the original left off and covers her abrupt resignation from the governorship of Alaska, her stint in reality television and her continuing momentum towards a run for the presidency in 2012.
"Palin is a simply a force. She continues to fascinate the public and her story keeps evolving," said Bluewater President Darren Davis. "It was an easy decision to move forward on this follow-up book."
"Female Force: Sarah Palin-Act II, according to writer Dan Rafter, tries to capture Palinâ€™s mesmerizing charisma that seems to overwhelm personal, political and communication gaffes that would derail any other politicianâ€™s aspirations for higher office.
The biography on commentator Bill Oâ€™Reilly, written by Jerome Maida ("Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook") and illustrated by Aleksander Bozic, concentrates on the political punditâ€™s early years.
"If you look at the â€˜Factorsâ€™ that have made O'Reilly the man and success he is today: his passion, his drive and the desire to look out for â€˜the folks;â€™ it all stems from his childhood," said Maida.
Maida says the book will focus mainly on O'Reilly from childhood to college, when he decided he definitely wanted a career as a journalist.
Each issue retails for $3.99. They are available through comic book shops and several online venues such as Amazon.com and the Barnes and Noble and Borders.
Bluewater first published the "Female Force" titles in 2008 as a broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture. In past issues, the monthly series has featured Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Thatcher, JK Rowling, Sarah Palin and others.
The "Political Power" series was launched earlier in 2009 as a companion piece to the successful "Female Force" biography title. The comic allowed Bluewater to delve into the lives and power and legacy of some of the most important and powerful political personalities of the past generation regardless of gender.